Thank you to our North Region Vice President and Nurse Executive, Antoinette Thomas, RN, MSN, CPNP for your devotion to Oneview Healthcare! #NursesWeek
Antoinette Thomas, RN, MSN, CPNP
Vice President and Nurse Executive, North Region (USA)
Antoinette Thomas RN, MSN, CPNP is a master’s prepared pediatric nurse practitioner. She holds a BSN from the Medical College of Ohio (NKA University of Toledo Medical Center) and a MSN from Case Western Reserve University’s Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing which was the first nursing program in the United States to offer a nursing informatics curriculum. Her visionary professors at Frances Payne encouraged her to develop her interests in informatics and data.
She spent 17 years in pediatric critical care caring for infants and children with critical and chronic illness where she specialized in caring for children with congenital heart disease who required cardiothoracic surgery. Technology was essential in helping her keep children alive, and from there she became obsessed with understanding how to use data to improve practices and outcomes. This led her to move into healthcare IT where she has been innovating and “practicing” for the last 9 years with such innovative companies as Carefusion, Explorys/IBM Watson, and now Oneview Healthcare.
Antoinette’s noble purpose is to use technology and data to improve the lives of the patients her customers serve, as well as improving the clinical care delivery and business objectives of the health systems she serves. Her particular passion lies in data analytics and cognitive computing, healthcare consumerism, and improving the patient experience to drive engagement and create a culture of empowered wellness for users. She is committed to her regional HIMSS chapter, mentoring new nurses, acts as an advisor to graduate nurses preparing for thesis defense, and is an official reviewer for the Journal of Patient Experience. She leads a Women in STEM group for high school and middle school girls interested in the field and looks forward to seeing more women in leadership roles in healthcare IT.